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Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014 One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse.

Why Pediatricians Care So Much About the Supreme Court’s Birth Control Case

03/24/2016 KVN submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which argued that the Supreme Court should not allow religious objectors to obstruct third parties from obtaining medication and treatments that their doctors have prescribed.

Keker & Van Nest Named One of Five Go-To Boutique Trial Firms

02/26/2016 Clients seeking top-notch representation at trial don't always need a BigLaw firm's multiple foreign offices, overwhelming manpower and the accompanying price tag. Oftentimes, a more nimble, specialized firm can do the trick, and that’s where the growing boutique trial firm industry comes into play.

Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016 The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.

Keker & Van Nest Wins California's Top Plaintiff's Verdict by Dollar

02/16/2016 John Keker and his team brought in nearly $235 million for the San Diego County Water Authority. The big win was a key installment in California's ongoing water wars, made increasingly urgent by four dry years.

Keker & Van Nest Wins California's Top Defense Verdict for LinkedIn

02/16/2016 Bob Van Nest, David Silbert, Dan Jackson, and Michelle Ybarra used a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision to prove that patents in lawsuits against Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. were invalid based on subject matter ineligibility.

Lyft Settles $12.25 Million California Driver Lawsuit Over Employment Status

01/27/2016 Rachael Meny, Jamie Slaughter and their team removed a major threat to Lyft's business model when they settled a proposed class action lawsuit without classifying drivers as employees.

Keker & Van Nest Elevates Reid Mullen and Michelle Ybarra to Partner

01/06/2016 Both attorneys have played key roles in several of the firm’s recent noteworthy matters.

Trial Lawyers Brace for Blockbuster Cases in 2016

01/04/2016 Robert Van Nest is set to reprise the "World Series of IP" this spring. He's also set to defend Arista Networks over patent and copyright claims brought by rival Cisco Systems in November.

Keker Attorneys Help Children Gain Asylum

12/29/2015 Thousands of unaccompanied minors fled South and Central American countries, and ended up in a complicated asylum and immigration system with no one to guide them through it.

Corey Johanningmeier on the Secret of Success

12/23/2015 Law360 asked associates to offer advice on how younger attorneys can balance practicing the law, while impressing their partners and clients.

A Litigator's Take on Arbitration and the Demise of the Jury Trial

12/21/2015 John Keker spoke with The Recorder about the dearth of civil jury trials and what he thinks it means for the profession and the law.

Samsung, Qualcomm Triumph At ITC In Nvidia Patent Fight

12/15/2015 The ITC cleared Samsung and Qualcomm of violating a pair of Nvidia graphics patents in a case that could have barred certain Samsung products from the U.S. market, upholding an administrative law judge's decision and ending its investigation of the Korean smartphone giant.

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